"Should I keep this page?" Vigan by nixca316

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I have an Ilocos Sur page that I need to update, so I was wondering if I should keep this or not.

After careful thought, I guess I could keep this. :)

I was a bit time-warped in Vigan. Yes, there are places that are a bit progressive or modern, but almost everywhere's a blast from the past.

The Vigan Cathedral, or the St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral, has lots and lots of stories to tell.

The restaurants around, even the famous burger joint, McDonald's, at Plaza Salcedo, has a touch of Colonial Spanish architecture.

Try their native dishes, cakes, and other pastries and you would agree tat it truly is a gourmand's paradise.

There are some beaches too.

For a small amount (PhP150.00) you can go around Vigan and the famous Heritage Village via a horse-driven carriage called the Caritela a.k.a. Kalesa.

The driver could also act as your tour guide. He will explain the buildings, etc.

If you're satisfied with his explanations and his driving, it's up to you if you want to give him a tip or not.

When you reach the Heritage Village, you can stop for a while to shop and the caritela driver will wait for you. I believe it's better to pay him once you've returned to Plaza Salcedo, with or without the tip.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of history, good food, beautiful surroundings, great handicrafts
  • Cons:the extreme of being laidback and all those family feuds
  • In a nutshell:Vigan is a place where art and history will never grow out of style.
  • Intro Updated Jul 3, 2012
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Actually i loved it here, many historical attractions and friendly people. When i was young i visited many museums all over Europe so i normally don't visit them anymore, but i certainly enjoyed Crisalgo Museum in that wonderful wooden house.


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